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Are Truckers Really to Blame for Truck Accidents?

While logic may try to persuade you that the majority of trucking accidents are the fault of truckers, this isn’t actually the case.

Read on to learn more about why trucks are largely not to blame for the accidents they’re involved in.

Cars Cause Accidents More Often Than Trucks

When large trucks are involved in accidents, the results can be devastating. Since large trucks are much bigger and significantly heavier than passenger vehicles, the damage they cause tends to be very severe.

But, are trucks really to blame for the majority of accidents with passenger vehicles?

According to the American Trucking Associations, 81% of fatal large truck accidents are caused by passenger vehicles.

Drive Safely Around Trucks

While you should always practice safe driving habits, it’s even more important to do so when driving around large trucks. These vehicles have significant potential to cause severe harm. Don’t be the reason for a large truck crash.

When driving near large trucks, always keep the following in mind:

  • Trucks have very large blind spots. It’s dangerous to linger in a truck’s blind spots. Trucks’ blind spots are also referred to as “no-zones,” because you should never drive in those areas since the trucker can’t see you.
  • Trucks take a long time and a lot of space in order to slow down and/or stop. It’s unsafe to cut off or tailgate a large truck.
  • Changing lanes in front of trucks requires extra space. Since trucks have large blind spots in front of them, you’ll want to give trucks plenty of warning before switching lanes ahead of them.

If you’ve been involved in an accident with another vehicle of any kind, you may be owed compensation. Our attorneys at Lauri J. Goldstein & Associates, PLLC are highly experienced in these sorts of cases, and we’ve helped lots of other people just like you. Don’t wait to contact our firm with your case. We’re ready to help you right now.

Call us today at (866) 675-4427 to have an experienced Stuart personal injury attorney from Lauri J. Goldstein & Associates, PLLC evaluate your case.